In mid 2012, actor-turned-nightlife-impresario David Arquette took over Trousdale Lounge – a luxurious celebrity hotspot with the paparazzi perpetually planted out front – and turned it into Bootsy Bellows, a swanky vintage-style club with sexy burlesque dancers, erotic puppetry acts…and the paparazzi perpetually planted out front.
The venue is named for the stage persona of Arquette’s mother – a tassel-shaking queen herself back in the day – and much of the interior is awash in ol’ Bootsy gracing the blown-up covers of retro mags, bondage galleries, and other assorted photos that would make the average son cringe through his toes.
A-listers, reality TV stars, and industry insiders are in large supply, ordering multiple rounds of sparkler-adorned bottles as gorgeous girls dance atop the tables.
For those lucky enough to find entry into the main room too easy, there’s a VIP room in back that promises even more exclusivity, as well as a swanky vibe provided by pink couches, diamond-shaped mirrors, and a grand piano that’s like a symbolic cherry atop an old-school Vegas sundae.
A fantastical realm where the ageless vices of old attract an equally ageless crowd, Bootsy Bellows is where Hollywood’s modern-day Rat Pack goes to get naughty.
After shutting down during the winter months for a quick renovation, Bootsy returns to WeHo with a vengeance on June 16, 2015.
Though the overall atmosphere hasn’t changed much, with decor touches reminiscent of an upscale bachelor pad from the Rat Pack era, there’s actually a lot more to love inside. The Built-constructed lounge is draped in walnut and gold-framed glamour mirroring, with long wraparound golden banquettes and plenty of kitschy era-specific tidbits, from the lamps to the art on the walls.
On the back end, there’s also been an overhaul to the club’s infamous party aspect. The backroom at Bootsy Bellows has long been legendary as a place for in-the-know partiers to experience a wider, more esoteric evening experience, complete with lots of live performances. The h.wood team is adding ongoing burlesque to the mix inside their new space, with even more crowd-wowing options to come.
- If you’re looking for celeb sightings, Bootsy is definitely the place to go.
- Bottle service here isn’t cheap but it’s pretty much the only way to get in if you’re a guy!
- There’s a VIP room in the back but you’ll need to get a wristband.
Where is Bootsy Bellows located?
Bootsy Bellows is in West Hollywood on the corner of Sunset and Doheny.
How much is cover charge at Bootsy Bellows?
Bootsy does not have general admission. You either need to get bottle service, or you’ll need to know someone.
How long will I have to wait at Bootsy Bellows?
Wait times are generally not that long because Bootsy does not have general admission.
When is Bootsy Bellows open?
Bootsy is open from 10:30 PM – 2 AM on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Bootsy Bellows?
If you’re looking for something to do on Tuesdays it’s definitely a good choice. Otherwise Fridays and Saturdays are also solid.
What is the dress code at Bootsy Bellows?
Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Dress to impress!
Is there parking near Bootsy Bellows?
Valet at Bootsy Bellows is $8. Make sure to hide your valuables!
How much do drinks cost at Bootsy Bellows?
Bottles start at $425
Who are the resident DJs?
Bootsy often has special events with live performances.
What kind of music do they play at Bootsy Bellows?
Depends on the night, usually top 40 with a mix of hip hop/ house.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Bootsy Bellows?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events and book tables for Bootsy Bellows. You can also visit Bootsy’s website for a current list of events.